Text Power Telling is now accepting submissions for their inaugural issue to be launched in April 2023!
We are looking for works of any genre written or created by sexual trauma survivors, those who love survivors, as well as those who support survivors, such as educators and therapists. This is a safe, supportive space dedicated to providing all who are impacted by sexual trauma an opportunity to share.
We publish work that has been published previously. We are open to veteran creators and new creators. We also accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your piece has been submitted and accepted elsewhere.
We ask that all “real” names of those involved, with the exception of the survivor, be replaced with pseudonyms to protect survivors and their families. We will publish your work anonymously if you choose to do so. We will accept works with profanity.
We define sexual trauma broadly: there is no value in measuring or evaluating the legitimacy of others’ suffering. Sexual harm takes many forms. We recognize that sexual trauma occurs across identities, communities, and contexts. We recognize, too, that sexual trauma happens more frequently to and often creates increased hardship for (in terms of accessing resources and support) individuals with multiple, marginalized intersecting identities.